Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Apr 27, 2014
    The concept is hilarious and it works great, but it feels quite short and makes you wish for a few extra levels. Still, a great experience enhanced by new control schemes on PS4.
  2. May 14, 2014
    Originally and stupidly funny, with plenty of charm wrapped up in a package that is a bit too short.
  3. Hyper Magazine
    Jun 7, 2014
    You'll find Octodad: Dadliest Catch either uniquely charming or unbelievably annoying. [Issue#249, p.72]
  4. games(TM)
    Jun 3, 2014
    You'll certainly be hard pressed to find anything else like it out there. [Issue#148, p.112]
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 23, 2014
    A loveable hot mess of a game. [June 2014, p.91]
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 17, 2014
    Stupid, emergent fun that's unlike any game you've ever play before. Two hour run-time hurts the package if you aren't a local co-op person. [June 2014, p83]
  7. May 13, 2014
    Initially Octodad: Dadliest Catch is very entertaining and offers many laughs but the originality of the game does not quite last until the end due to some repetitive levels and frustrating game moments. However, thanks to a great script and charming characters Octodad: Dadliest Catch still remains a fun and different gaming experience.
  8. May 2, 2014
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch may not be a triple A game, but Young Horses have been smart enough to make it catchy, with a particularly endearing hero. Unfortunately, Octodad suffers from an imprecise gameplay, a sometimes crazy camera and approximative collisions. It remains a good experience, maybe too expensive though.
  9. Apr 25, 2014
    Making coffee, stealing some cereal for the kids, getting away with murder in an Aquarium transformed into a death trap... The usual a good father and devoted husband will do for his family. Did we say we playing an octopus in disguise married to a human woman and trying to live the perfect American family dream? As crazy as its plot, the controls are frustrating, tedious and nerve-wracking, but this is what Octodad is all about: To make these little daily things as if we were a squid in a slapstick world. It's short and the gameplay needs some balance with the core mechanics, but indeed drew a smile on our faces.
  10. Apr 25, 2014
    Original and funny, Octodad is a good adventure game with a inconsistent controls.
  11. Apr 22, 2014
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game that embraces its craziness.
  12. Apr 28, 2014
    Octodad is as simple as it is fun. It might not be a lengthy game and is quite repetitive, but the game is so random that every second is worthy if you're a fan of non-conventional games.
  13. May 19, 2014
    The game is recommended to those who are looking for a product able to deliver a few laughs with friends, also because of the interesting co-op mode, which provides, for each player, the use of a different limb, for a "virtual" version of Twister. Really hilarious.
  14. May 8, 2014
    Don’t get this until the bugs are patched out.
  15. 65
    While it started out as a great experience, sadly, much like the floppy tentacles of Octodad, Dadliest Catch couldn’t hold itself up and began to flail wildly all over the place. The hilarity and novelty wear thin quickly and there was too often that my tentacles became glitched inside of random objects or the environment itself.
  16. Play UK
    Jun 1, 2014
    While undeniably amusing, Octodad just doesn't have enough content to make it worth the asking price. [Issue#244, p.64]
  17. May 7, 2014
    An intriguing and hilarious game with a faulty level design and totally crazy control scheme.
  18. Apr 29, 2014
    As its main character, Octodad tries to hide its real nature, but sooner or later you'll grasp it anyway. It's not for the impatient gamer, and some design choices ultimately spoil the fun.
  19. Apr 23, 2014
    A strange experience: controls are awful but that's why, besides the looney set up, Octodad shines. Even if it is not visually good and quite short, all we retain is that it's quite a hilarious game.
  20. May 2, 2014
    The short-lived Octodad experience is super unique and amusing, occasionally irritating, but overall fun and probably worth checking out.
  21. Apr 28, 2014
    A zany, brilliant concept and unfortunately pretty much nothing else: Octodad: Dadliest Catch literally doesn't have a spine capable of holding everything up, making it closer to a wasted opportunity rather than the next big indie thing.
  22. Jun 24, 2014
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a good time filler, to put on whist you have a spare fifteen twenty minutes. But I wouldn’t recommend paying the full asking price for something thats gimmick wears off pretty fast and leaves you longing for “those good parts”.
  23. Apr 30, 2014
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a case of love or hate. Many will love it for the different experience and because of all the silliness of the protagonist, while others simply will feel they are wasting their time.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 125 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 125
  2. Negative: 19 out of 125
  1. Aug 17, 2014
    Had a great laugh playing Octodad with my little brother. Hilarious game, just far too short for my liking (finished it in an afternoon). TheHad a great laugh playing Octodad with my little brother. Hilarious game, just far too short for my liking (finished it in an afternoon). The artwork and 3D models are quite inconsistent. Octodad - great 3D model and textures but everything else is a step down in quality (if not multiple steps down for some) Full Review »
  2. Jul 13, 2014
    a fun game to play with your friends, this game is more of a goofy game for and my friends enjoy this game weather we co-operate ora fun game to play with your friends, this game is more of a goofy game for and my friends enjoy this game weather we co-operate or not. yet i feel like the game is just a bit to easy and there must be more challenge to it. Full Review »
  3. Jun 27, 2022
    It's fun and silly but nothing much more than that. It's cheap so you'll probably have some fun with it.